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Azerbaijani Scientist

Science genius, father of Azerbaijani physics, one of the founders of the school of semiconductor research in the Soviet Union, Hasan B. Abdullaev was born in the tragic moment of slaughter (20 August 1918), perpetrated by the bands of Armenian general Andronik in Azerbaijan. H. Abdullaev was left an orphan vsery early on in life. Although that did not hinder him from self-forgetfully studying science, literature and music in between with heavy farm labor, which he had to carry out in order to help the remaining members of the family and being able to fulfill the dream of leaving to the capital, Baku, for advanced education.

In Baku, after day-time courses in the university, as a young student he would tutor private lessons in physics, chemistry and math to earn extra money. He would also work in ship loading at night in the port, as well as play on the national radio in the tar ensemble (he learned playing tar by himself). Upon graduation in 1941, he would go back to native Naxcivan to teach.

Following, would come graduate studies at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics in 1948, and later doctorate dissertation in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), under the mentoring of famous Soviet academician A.G. Ioffe.

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